This creative set of learning centers from the Growing Up Catholic product family gives you everything you need to hold three fall whole family catechesis events to help families site side-by-side and learn together. Each includes and opening prayer, a "setting the scene" story, seven learning center activities, and a closing prayer. A detailed leader guide is also included, to help you understand the approach, prepare for your sessions, and guide your catechist helpers.
This resource is designed to really get families talking about how their faith connects to their daily lives. Parents and children will learn and grow in their faith together!
The sessions include:
Mary the Mother of God - (Fall Marian feasts)
- When Mary Was a Little Girl
- Mary's Heart
- Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
- Our Lady of Guadalupe
- The Rosary
- Prayer Scrolls
- How Would You Describe Mary
Living the Beatitudes - (All Saints Day)
- Beatitude Bookmarks
- People in Need
- Living the Beatitudes
- Beatitudes Poem
- People who Help Others
- Road Map to Heaven
- Finding the Beatitudes in the World
Giving Thanks to God - (Thanksgiving)
- Thanksgiving Collage
- Thanking God for the Beauty of Creation
- We Thanks God for Loving People
- What's on My Plate?
- When We Give Thanks to God
- How Do People in the Bible Say, "Thanks"?
- Prayer of Thanksgiving
Jean Easterly, Ed.D, has taught faith formation classes to children, youth, and adults at the parish level for the past 40 years and presently serves as the Faith Formation Coordinator at All Saints Catholic Church in Hayward, California. Jean received her master's and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Arizona. She taught grades 1-6 for six years and taught and served as a professor and administrator at the university level for 36 years. Most recently, Jean served as Assistant Dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies at California State University, East Bay before retiring as Professor Emerita. In 2004, she completed the Oakland Diocese's Pastoral Ministry School and has completed additional graduate courses in scripture at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
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|Dimensions:||8½" x 11"|
The Pastoral Center